Bioinformatician - Next Generation Sequencing

80%-100%, Zurich, temporary

The Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ) is a joint core facility of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich that applies the latest omics technologies for biomolecular research and personalized medicine. The FGCZ Genome Informatics group supports researchers with the analysis and interpretation of next generation sequencing (NGS) data. Within that field the team covers raw data processing, high-performance computing, statistical evaluation, interpretation and integrated analysis. The team runs an excellent open source based software environment and establishes state-of-the-art data analysis concepts and algorithms.

Job description

The successful candidate will extend the existing Genome Informatics team and will collaborate with the Laboratory of Translational Nutritional Biology of ETH Zurich. The main responsibilities will be the reproducible analysis and interpretation of omics datasets. Additionally, she/he will develop, implement and maintain reusable data analysis workflows and provide bioinformatics support to the Zurich research community.

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We are seeking a bioinformatician that is highly proficient in NGS data analysis and has very good scripting skills. The ideal candidate is highly communicative, team-oriented and is enthusiastic about statistical and bioinformatics analysis of NGS and other omics data in the field of nutritional biology. She/he is service-oriented and ready to keep up with the constant developments in the field. Advanced knowledge of English is essential as this is the working language; knowledge of German is helpful. We expect a degree in bioinformatics or a related field. The candidate needs to have working experience with GNU/Linux operating system and script-based NGS data analysis and bioinformatics. She/he has an in-depth knowledge of R/Bioconductor. Experience with database systems and knowledge of other languages like Java, Python or PHP represent a plus.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application with a full CV together with the usual documents. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the FGCZ can be found at and information about the Laboratory of Translational Nutrition Biology can be found at Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Hubert Rehrauer, (no applications).

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